Nov. 16, 2008Rachel Allison scored 20 of her 25 points in the first half and Jhasmin Player added 14 to help No. 19 Baylor beat No. 2 Stanford 81-65 on Sunday.
Baylor (2-0), which lost to Stanford by 24 last season, has never beaten an opponent ranked this high in the regular season.
Allison hit 7-of-9 shots in the first half and finished three points short of her career-high.
Jeanette Pohlen scored 14 points for Stanford (1-1), which lost in the title game last season to Tennessee.
Stanford center Jayne Appel was held to seven points on 3-of-11 shooting. She played only 10 minutes in the first half because of foul trouble and picked up her third 26 seconds after halftime.
Wilson sparked a 7-0 run with a jumper and then finished it off with a putback that put the Lady Bears ahead 63-49 with 6:51 left.
Stanford did not get any closer than 10 the rest of the way.
Baylor has won 59 of its last 64 home games. The Lady Bears haven't lost a regular-season home contest since dropping one to Purdue on Nov. 19, 2006.
The Lady Bears led by one and halftime and came out with a 9-2 run in the first 3:20 of the second half.
Wilson scored twice, Allison hit a layup and Jones added a 3-pointer that put the Lady Bears up 45-37.
The Cardinal crept within 49-44 on Lindy La Rocque's 3-pointer. Stanford struggled offensively in the second half hitting just 9-of-30 shots from the floor.
The Lady Bears led by as much as seven points in the first half before Stanford closed with a 12-6 run to come within 36-35 at halftime.